After the entry here of several tons of imported discarded plastic materials sparked a national outcry, the governments of South Korean and the Philippines have decided to ship back the garbage to its country of origin.
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A group of religious leaders have called on Communist rebels and the government to continue the peace negotiations as it urged both sides for the release of their captives.
Despite the claim of the military that its forces have weakened in the past few years, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), through its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA), has maintained that it has not lost its strength five decades after it was established as the insurgent group has been launching more than a hundred of offensives against the state forces in parts of Northern Mindanao just this year alone.
The Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) has started its investigation into the attack of a military detachment carried out by suspected Communist rebels who then held hostage two soldiers and 12 militiamen in a village in Agusan del Sur early Wednesday morning from the said detachment, a 4ID official said Thursday.
The imposition of martial law in Mindanao has not deterred people from visiting its tourist destinations as well as witnessing extreme sporting events held in Northern Mindanao recently.
A member-organization of the Regional Peace and Order Council-10 (RPOC-10) has manifested its opposition to the planned extension of martial law in Mindanao, although the advisory body has pledged its full support for the proposal.
Reports of human rights abuses continues to pile up as mass actions were held to commemorate the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, Dec. 10 while the extension of martial law in Mindanao looms.
Embattled Mayor Oscar Moreno said his arraignment at the Sandiganbayan for graft cases is a welcome development as this will give him the chance to answer all charges filed against him in court.
Authorities are now investigating into the personality of the suspect, said to be a dealer of firearms, who figured in a shootout that caused the death of a police officer in the city’s uptown area in Barangay Carmen on Thursday, December 6.
A video and photos of a young man covered in blood and who appeared to have been mauled has gone viral on social media prompting the police unit in Barangay Macasandig to deny that some of its officers were behind the manhandling.